I grew up in a large, close-knit family and the role of caretaker came naturally to me from the start. For all of my adult life, in various facets, I've provided care and support for children and families. It was once my first son was born, however, that I became particularly passionate about the experience of pregnancy and birth and its lifelong effects - it was immediately placed on my heart to alter my career path so I could support women in that same precious time of their lives.
My husband and I live in Rochester with our two sons (born in August 2015 and March 2018). We lived in California for a few years but are happy to be back home in Minnesota to raise our children and be a part of this wonderful community. We love being outside in the sunshine and watching the Twins play baseball. I enjoy walking and exercising, cooking new recipes and baking treats, reading books, writing, strolling through the farmers' market, and playing with my boys. I believe Jesus is our savior, God is our creator, and despite living in this broken world, I trust that our female bodies were designed to grow new life and birth these beautiful miracles.
I know from my own personal experience just how life-altering pregnancy and birth is. Becoming a mother, and experiencing the miracle of birth, transforms you like nothing else has or ever will. It's not all at once, and it's maybe never over, but it molds our lives in countless ways. I'm passionate about supporting women (and their families) in making that experience positive and joyful, no matter the path it takes. While pregnancy and birth are emotional and messy, there's just nothing else in this world like it. I do this work because I know that, when given the support and education women need and deserve, they will have exactly what it takes to beautifully bring their babies into the world, surrounded by encouragement, confidence, and peace.
in your journey of motherhood...
because your experience matters.
Certified Birth Doula
Trained in Rochester, MN by the ProDoula Organization (Peekskill, New York)
Certified Holistic Health Coach
Graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (New York City, NY) in 2014; Certified through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners upon graduation in 2014
Bachelor of Science - Teaching
Graduated from Winona State University (Winona, MN) with a degree in Education and a specialty in Communication Arts and Literature